Linked by Yoni on Fri 18th Jan 2013 21:56 UTC
Apple "Never mind the fact that the iPod turned the entire music industry on its head. Never mind the fact that most successful notebooks today resemble designs first popularized by Apple. Never mind the fact that the blueprint of the modern day smartphone remains the original iPhone. Never mind the fact that competitors are scrambling wildly to copy the success and design of the iPad. Forget all of these things, because when it comes to Apple, the 'what have you done for me lately?' mentality reigns supreme."
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RE[3]: my 2 cents
by MOS6510 on Sat 19th Jan 2013 07:26 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: my 2 cents"
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

Samsung spends 10x more on marketing than Apple. I see their advertising a lot in The Netherlands and no Apple ones.

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RE[4]: my 2 cents
by darknexus on Sat 19th Jan 2013 19:41 in reply to "RE[3]: my 2 cents"
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2008-07-15

Samsung spends 10x more on marketing than Apple. I see their advertising a lot in The Netherlands and no Apple ones.

Not just in the Netherlands. While visiting my family on the other side of the states over the holidays, I saw a crapload of ads for the Galaxy S3. I don't own a tv myself so had no idea how extensive Samsung's advertising had become. I didn't see one signle Apple ad, though I did see a few awful ads for Microsoft's Surface RT lumped in with the Samsung ads.

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RE[5]: my 2 cents
by MOS6510 on Sat 19th Jan 2013 20:10 in reply to "RE[4]: my 2 cents"
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2011-05-12

We had this talent show (one of many) where the contestants were forced to pretend to be using Galaxy Tabs backstage as Samsung was one of the big sponsors.

Funny enough on a few occasions they were referred to as "iPads" by the show's presenters.

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RE[4]: my 2 cents
by TechGeek on Sat 19th Jan 2013 22:15 in reply to "RE[3]: my 2 cents"
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2006-01-14

Samsung spends 10x more on marketing than Apple. I see their advertising a lot in The Netherlands and no Apple ones.


It not so much what they spend as how they spend it. They often are putting down competitors in their commercials. Most companies never mention their competitors in their commercials, at least from what I see.

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RE[5]: my 2 cents
by MOS6510 on Sat 19th Jan 2013 22:21 in reply to "RE[4]: my 2 cents"
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2011-05-12

They don't in The Netherlands, I believe it's against the law here.

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